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Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
For what it’s worth, I’ve heard that LeBron James likes Johnson’s game. If the Cavs don’t bring back Smith, they need someone like Smith or Johnson. When Smith walked away from his $6.4 million player option for 2015-16, he pretty much signed his exit papers from the Cavs. The team doesn’t think it’s wise to commit long-term to the volatile Smith, and they are right about that. Smith wants a multi-year deal.: 9 more rumors
Entertainment Weekly recently published an article touting James as “Hollywood’s Newest MVP.” “We didn’t realize till we were on set that he’s this really good actor and really funny,” Schumer told EW. “It could have been bad if he wasn’t so good! He was able to improvise—and he was down to joke about everything. It was fun to watch.”
Schumer even went as far as to compare James to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who went from WWE superstar to one of the most bankable movie stars on the planet. “I think he’s all set right now employment-wise, but I can say with full confidence that I believe he could have another career in acting if he wanted,” Schumer said of James.
James’ agent, Rich Paul, has made it known to the Cavs that serious talks on a new deal for James will not take place until a new contract for restricted free agent Tristan Thompson is in place. Paul also represents Thompson. James intends to re-sign with the Cavs, sources said, but is not in a hurry.
Brian Windhorst: Cavs indeed have interest in David West. But LeBron James has no plans to communicate with anyone while still a free agent, sources said.: 23 more rumors
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have reunited … all aboard an insane $29 MILLION yacht in the Bahamas … TMZ Sports has learned. James and his wife, Savannah — along with Wade and Gabrielle Union — have been staying on a yacht called the Just J’s … a top of the line ship built in 2011 … and owned by billionaire businessman Jay Schottenstein.
After LeBron James took his talents down South five years ago, could his former teammate be preparing to join him up North? According to various accounts on Twitter, and the pictures below, James was spotted on Wednesday evening with former teammate Dwyane Wade, as the two were seen together in the Bahamas.
Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors star and league MVP topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the first time Tuesday. With teammates Klay Thompson ranking fifth and Draymond Green at No. 15, the Warriors also led the team-merchandise sales list during the playoffs. James, who held the top spot at the end of the regular season, dropped to second. Chicago’s Derrick Rose is third and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is fourth.
Marc Stein: But all the latest signals continue to stress that both Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy are HIGHLY likely to be back with the Bulls
Marc Stein: Free agent I’m hearing that LeBron James would love the Cavs to sign: Chicago’s Mike Dunleavy
The debate went on for about 10 minutes. It’s an ongoing quarrel many have argued about for years, but one Hall-of-Famer not mentioned above says people need to look beyond Jordan and Magic when breaking down James’ skill-set. “I was LeBron James before LeBron James,” Bulls great Scottie Pippen told Northeast Ohio Media Group. “It’s not even close.”
“They want to compare him to the greatest whether it be Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, but he’s more closer to myself,” Pippen said. “It’s natural for folks to say that, but if you look at how he plays the game and how I played the game, you’ll see more similarities with us.”
Ben Bolch: League source also says DeAndre Jordan looking at short-term, option-laden deal because of LeBron James precedent and Jordan’s youth.
Alex Kennedy: As I tweeted yesterday, the threat of leaving gives LeBron power to influence Cavs’ moves. Some sources think he’ll ask for coaching change.
LeBron James and Kevin Love may not be “best friends.” But pool buddies? Two of the Cavaliers’ most important, expensive free agents to be were spotted hanging out Sunday at a Los Angeles-area hotel pool. Sources confirmed that James, who is in L.A. for his annual skills camp for high school and college players, and Love did spend time together Sunday, but downplayed its importance.
A source close to James said last week that he didn’t plan to recruit Love to stay. Sources said Sunday that the James-Love hangout poolside wasn’t a recruitment meeting.
Chris Broussard: Sources: despite becoming free agent, @LeBron James will not visit other teams. He will re-sign with Cavs later this summer.: 7 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: No surprise LeBron is opting out. He’ll re-sign with CLE. This gets him more money and threat of leaving gives him power to influence moves. This was the plan for LeBron James and his camp all along. Cavs fans shouldn’t worry. This is about maximizing earnings and having power. LeBron James will likely sign a one-year deal (with player option for year two), then opt out next summer to sign new deal once cap rises.
Brian Windhorst: LeBron James has notified the Cavs he will opt out of his contract and become a free agent, sources told ESPN.: 7 more rumors
Blatt admitted that he and James don’t always see eye to eye, but said that their relationship has developed with time. “I have a good relationship with him,” claimed Blatt. “We went through a process. It took us time to get to know each other. We learned how to work together the best way possible. When you work with a star of that magnitude the relationship is slightly different. It isn’t like with any other player. I learned from this process. We both want the same thing, but don’t always agree about everything. Our relationship will only continue to improve as we continue to work together. Things aren’t always smooth, but I’m not competing against him, I’m working with him.”
James will take a wait-and-see approach while the Cavaliers tend to their housekeeping matters, league sources told Northeast Ohio Media Group. The four-time MVP has a player option deadline of Monday, and he will decline to pick up that deal for next season. The belief is James wants to observe how management goes about retaining and accumulating assets keep the organization in win-now mode and improve the roster. The chance of James bolting the city of Cleveland for a second time is slim, but his approach will allow him to assess the Cavaliers’ moves before re-signing. It also applies pressure on the organization to do whatever is necessary to strengthen the team.: 7 more rumors
For James and his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, it’s a forward-thinking business tactic. There’s no telling how many prime years James has left, and the impression is that he wants to ensure he’s surrounded by a championship-caliber cast. He’ll be the last domino to fall, if all goes as planned, league sources with knowledge of the situation presume. Cavs general manager David Griffin says James has been “very engaged” in terms of the team’s roster composition and intentions.